Gaby Hernandez-Paese of men’s swimming and Zara Whitfield of women’s basketball have been named Hood College’s Athletes of the Week for December 3, 2018.
Gaby Hernandez-Paese won three events in a 130-98 loss to visiting McDaniel. He won the 100-yard breaststroke, 200 individual medley and 50 breaststroke. He scored the victory in the 100 breaststroke in 1:00.65. In the 200 IM, he swam the winning time of 2:01.66 and he touched the wall in 28.81 in the 50 breaststroke for his final win of the day.
Zara Whitfield scored 29 points but Arcadia shot 54 percent to defeat the Blazers 89-77 in Middle Atlantic Conference Commonwealth play on Saturday. Whitfield was one point shy of the freshman record for a Hood player (Melissa Kolb, 30). It was the most points in a game for a Blazer in nearly seven years. She hit 10 of 15 field goals, grabbed seven rebounds and recorded four steals.